Saturday, September 13, 2014

You will sin and you can't hide it!

Psalms 5:4 For You [are] not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, Nor shall evil dwell with You. 5 The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity. 6 You shall destroy those who speak falsehood; The Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
It has been said or written that one can tell the true nature of a
person by what he or she does when no one is watching. It does
seem true that being in the midst of others might act as a
deterrent to doing wrong; yet, our very nature assures us that
we will sin.
If it weren't of eternal significance, one could almost find humor
in the way people deal, at times, with sin. We create our own
hierarchy of sin. The little "insignificant" ones aren't so bad as
the nasty ones. The sins done by "bad" people are surely more
reprehensible than those little mistakes by a good person. Plus
if we aren't caught...... did a sin really happen?
We have a problem when it comes to God and sin. He doesn't like any
sin. He must punish all sin to remain true to His holy, righteous
nature. What's even more problematic is the fact that He knows
of all our sins- every one- and we cannot hide them from Him. We
can pull the covers over our head, close all the blinds and curtains,
even build a lead-lined fallout shelter; He knows. In fact He knows
of each sin before we commit it.
Accepting Jesus into our hearts, believing on Him and being
adopted into the family of God means we have been forgiven
our sins once for all; yet, even then we sin.
I would suggest that we listen to the Holy Spirit, recognize our
sins, go to God and present them openly AND use the fact that
we cannot hide them as a mighty help in avoiding them in the
first place. Christ took our sins on His back to the tree
at Golgotha; we need not add even one to His precious sacrifice
if we can avoid it.
Praise God!